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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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The museum is located in the old train depot.

Very interesting Musuem. Has a old style soda fountain still in there, operational. 2 floors, most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jody E
Clanton, Alabama
Bus tour

I could have spent hours looking in awe at the many displays. History comes to life as you gaze in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Springfield, Missouri
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Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by Union Pacific Railroad as the showpiece to the city of its headquarters. Considered one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, and now an official National Historic Landmark, the station is one of the best examples of art deco architecture in the country. The Durham Museum offers unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages. Enjoy an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940’s storefronts, HO Model trains, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region and the Byron Reed collection, which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. During your stay be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt. There are also impressive temporary exhibitions through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Chi
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting Musuem. Has a old style soda fountain still in there, operational. 2 floors, most on 1st floor " down stairs". Old train cars to walk through. A lot of old a new history of Omaha. Also hands on for the kids. Need a...More

Thank Jody E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I could have spent hours looking in awe at the many displays. History comes to life as you gaze in every direction. The information surrounded me like a warm blanket. Details are labeled to enhance the experience. The museum is a place for everyone, from...More

Thank bbbs2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the beautiful, one-of-a-kind art deco architecture to the amazing exhibits, the Durham Museum hands down outshines all other Omaha museums. This is a place I can bring my whole family and rest assured they will all have a great time.

Thank DavidSprag
Reviewed 6 days ago

The upstairs remodeled train area is beautiful and you feel you are in a different world. The soda fountain area is perfect for a treat. Don't miss all the exhibits that will show you the history of our state and life as we moved through...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a GREAT learing experience. My kids loved the Museum..The Old soda fountain takes you back in time....Lots of neat artifacts to see.....

Thank Cookinmama1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely and 1st time experience of an annual tradition, the lighting of the Christmas tree...pure magic!! Young and old alike were in awe. Complete with 3d glasses. A fun evening. We also enjoyed other exhibits, the ethnic Christmas trees, 100 years of...More

Thank Louetta S
Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Louetta! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow , what a great place, the building alone the out side view , the soda fountain, the trains, the Indian Exhibit. and on and on. A must see.

Thank builderofall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a great reminder of classic train stations of the past, and even has statues of long-gone travelers in appropriate positions. Downstairs are various exhibits including a long train which one can walk through and see various restored car types. There is a...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit while in Omaha, Close to the old market lots of interesting things to see ! Try the old time soda fountain ! Lots of Omaha History here !

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I get to a lot of museums. This one is really special. It is located in the old Union Pacific Railroad Station. What a gorgeous building and so well maintained. A large building with a huge and varied selection of exhibits. There is something for...More

Thank wundirboy
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9 December 2017|
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Response from Grace J | Reviewed this property |
My kids have enjoyed this museum since they were toddlers. A lot to see and experience. Real train cars to go through, and exhibits change on a regular basis. This museum has something for every age group.
25 July 2017|
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Response from j d | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the theme and focus of current and upcoming themes and events donations will be considered.
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20 December 2015|
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Response from somanytravels | Reviewed this property |
i agree 3 to 4 hours is good. current exhibits are always wonderful. the christmas tree is a must see before the year ends.